Pep Guardiola was satisfied with how his side performed against Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon despite playing out a 1-1 draw with The Clarets.
The Spaniard bemoaned chances missed by the Citizens to secure three points at Turf Moor.
"We played so good," Guardiola told Sky Sports.
"We missed the last moment to try to score the second one and after, of course playing in the Premier League, especially away in the last 10 minutes with 1-0, anything can happen.
"But we played, in general, an outstanding performance. I'm so happy for the performance.
"We played good. I think to come here and play the way we played, maybe you don't realise, but the way we played was almost perfect.
"The way we played today, in the build-up, the patience, defending the long balls, second balls, just... we just missed chances to score more goals."
Sterling missed a very good chance just a few yards from goal, but Guardiola didn't criticise the England international.
"It's football, this can happen. Next game he's going to score."